Tue. May 28th, 2024

TLDR: Redwire Corporation has announced the expansion of its in-space manufacturing technology portfolio with the launch of its autonomous semiconductor manufacturing platform, MSTIC, to the International Space Station (ISS). The global semiconductor market is projected to reach over $1 trillion by 2030, providing an opportunity for Redwire to tap into this growing market. The MSTIC payload was developed in partnership with the ISS National Laboratory and NASA. Redwire plans to open a microgravity payload development facility in Indiana to support increased production of critical technologies for space missions.

Redwire Corporation, a leading provider of mission-critical space solutions, has announced the strategic expansion of its in-space manufacturing technology portfolio with the launch of its autonomous semiconductor manufacturing platform, MSTIC, to the International Space Station (ISS). The MSTIC payload will be launched onboard Northrup Grumman’s 20th cargo resupply services mission (NG-20) to the ISS.

Semiconductors are an essential component in a wide range of devices used in modern life, including smartphones, computers, automobiles, and medical devices. The global semiconductor market was valued at over $600 billion in 2022, and industry experts predict that it will reach over $1 trillion by 2030. The expansion of Redwire’s in-space manufacturing technology portfolio into the semiconductor market presents an opportunity for innovation and increasing domestic production.

The MSTIC payload was developed in partnership with the ISS National Laboratory and NASA through its In Space Production Applications Flight Demonstrations program. The program is focused on ensuring U.S. leadership in in-space manufacturing and demonstrating the production of advanced materials and products for terrestrial markets. By launching MSTIC to the ISS, Redwire aims to utilize the unique microgravity environment to manufacture high-quality semiconductors with improved performance.

MSTIC is the latest addition to Redwire’s portfolio of space biotech and in-space manufacturing capabilities. The company currently operates eight facilities on the ISS and plans to open a 30,000 square foot microgravity payload development facility and mission operations center in Floyd County, Indiana. This facility will support increased production of critical technologies for human spaceflight missions and commercial microgravity research and development in low earth orbit.

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